Monthly Archives: March 2016

Get Ahead VAArchives

Client of the Month: Direct Protect Solutions

Here at Get Ahead VA we are privileged to work with a wide variety of clients ranging from will writers to window cleaners, financial consultants to fashion designers.  All of our clients are motivated and driven business owners, with clear plans for business growth.  They recognise the value of outsourcing, passing onto others tasks that either they lack skills in, or tasks that drain their valuable time.

Here’s 60 seconds with one of our clients Helen from Direct Protect Solutions who was in need of some assistance to help manage her business whilst she was out seeing clients:

What situation was your business in when you came to Get Ahead VA?  We were creaking at the seams trying to be all things to all people.  We were out seeing and advising clients, leaving no one in the office to answer incoming calls from existing or prospective customers.


Get Ahead Scoops National Small Business Sunday Award

SBS-Circle-badgeWe are delighted to have won ex BBC Dragons Den star Theo Paphitis’ prestigious Small Business Sunday award. Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis to reward and promote small businesses and entrepreneurship.  To enter, companies must tweet him and describe their businesses in one tweet, including the hashtag #SBS, between 5.00 pm and 7.30 pm on a Sunday.  Every Monday night at 8pm, Theo reviews and chooses his favourite lucky six who are then re-tweeted.  As he has over 499,000 Twitter followers, this provides a massive boost to the chosen lucky businesses.


Meet Our VA: Debra McNamee

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything.  Our ever growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers’ requirements.

Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs Debra McNamee who knows exactly what it takes to run your own successful business:

Name: Debra McNamee

Area of expertise: Executive Assistant


Business Boosted With Our Free Breakfast Seminar

This morning we held our second free Business Boost Breakfast at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford and were delighted again by the high attendance to our motivational workshop event.

Our first interactive management breakfast last month was presented by management training consultant Beverlie Wilkinson and the theme was goals.  Amanda, a delegate from the event said: ” .. your first Get Ahead VA networking meeting was excellent. The “Goals” theme that Bev (Nuggets of Learning) worked on with us was covered in such a clear and inspiring way that I left with renewed oomph and clarity, which was a great boost. The meeting was extremely well organised – of course! – friendly and welcoming and you certainly achieved YOUR goal of sending us away with something useful.”